Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be closed from September 24th – October 2nd.


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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Building Plates, Overlapping Color

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022



During this hands-on, experimental printmaking workshop, students explore many different nontoxic methods of creating intaglio plates, including plexiglass and mat board matrices, as well as solar plates. Color relationships are a prime consideration during the creation of imagery. Students are encouraged to think ahead about printing their plates (together or separately) in color with wiping/rolling techniques to utilize overlapping color areas. Complex color applications merge with various textures to create extraordinary effects and dynamic, multilayered, one-of-a-kind prints.


Intaglio, collograph, silk aquatint, carborundum aquatint, solar plate etching, drypoint, relief rolling

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Sue Oehme

Sue Oehme is the owner and director of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs, CO. Her career, spanning more than three decades, includes printing with major American artists in New York, as well as directing the former Riverhouse Editions for 14 years. Her work is represented in Denver by SPACE Gallery.

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Sue Oehme

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Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer printmaking workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SGC discount cannot be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Black Sharpie


Colored pencils


mat knife and strong scissors; other favorite cutting tools




Tracing paper


Arches 88 paper

Paper any size and choice. Recommended papers: Arches 88 22×30”, Fabriano Artistico Hot press 140 lb. 22×30”, Rives BFK 22×30” 250 gsm or heavier


Rives BFK printmaking paper


Variety of brushes of choice


Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. There is no housing or meals available for Fall Studio Sessions Studio Practice programs.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.


Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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